Sacramento German Genealogy Society
Gone But Not Forgotten
Shirley Riemer, long time editor of Der Blumenbaum and and volunteer in many other areas, passed away on March 31. If you would like to view the tributes that people have posted about Shirley, or post one of your own,
click here to go to the Shirley Riemer Tributes message board.

NEW Update
Webinars – The handout for the August 1 webinar is now posted in the members-only section. The video will be posted soon. Attendee capacity for SGGS webiners beginning August 1 was increased to 500. Typical attendance is around 200. SGGS is planning additional webinar events for the months following August.
Der Bote – Der Bote is back! New Der Bote Editor Elle Hedenkem is producing a monthly issue that will be emailed to members. Both the current and recent prior issues can be viewed on the new Der Bote website page.
IGGP 2021 Conference in Ohio Cancelled – Due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictrions on businesses and the public which may partly extend into next year, the conference volunteers reluctantly decided to cancel the International German Genealogy Partnership conference that would have taken place in July 2021. More information.
COVID-19 & SGGS: Due to California's restrictions on public gatherings, all in-person SGGS meetings have been suspended. Most of SGGS' meeting attendees are in the high risk group. So SGGS will not resume in-person meetings until Phase 4 when all restritions are lifted. Our expectation is that will happen sometime in 2021. Until then, SGGS will be offering live webinars and meetings, most being available to the public.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.

Didn't attend the conference?
Want to listen again to conference sessions?
Wish you could better remember what was said?
If you answered yes,
then you've struck gold!
Most of the speakers gave permisssion for their sessions to be audio recorded. Those recordings can now be purchased.
Go to the
on the Fleetwood Onsite Conference Recording website.
Note: These are audio-only recordings. The syllabus document containinig speaker handouts is not included. That was separately provided to conference attendees.

GIACR Project

"This series is one of the most important, most professional, immigrant identification databases published in the last 100 years."
Publisher Lewis Bunker Rohrbach
Since 2005, Dr. Roger Minert and his group at Brigham Young University have been transcribing, indexing and publishing German-American church records in a series of volumes called German Immigrants in American Church Records [GIACR]. A current list is presented below. All are Protestant records.
This table will be updated as new volumes become available.         Revised: Mar. 17, 2020
On the shelf
at the Sacramento
FamilySearch Library
Future Volumes
Vol. 1:   Indiana
Vol. 2:   Wisconsin Northwest
Vol. 3:   Wisconsin Northeast
Vol. 4:   Wisconsin Southwest
Vol. 5:   Wisconsin Southeast
Vol. 6:   Nebraska
Vol. 7:   Iowa West
Vol. 8:   Iowa Northeast
Vol. 9:   Iowa Southeast
Vol. 10: Illinois North
Vol. 11: Illinois, Cook County
              and Chicago
Vol. 12: Illinois Central
Vol. 13: Illinois South
Vol. 14: Illinois St. Clair 
Vol. 15: Michigan, excluding
Vol. 16: Detroit, Part I
Vol. 17: Detroit, Part II
Vol. 18: Minnesota, North &
             South Dakota
Vol. 19: Missouri (excluding
             St. Louis city
            & county)
Vol. 20: Missouri,
             St. Louis County,
             St. Louis City I
Vol. 21: Missouri, 
             St. Louis County,
             St. Louis City II
Vol. 22: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
            St. Louis City III
Vol. 23: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
             St. Louis City IV
Vol. 24: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
            St. Louis City V
Vol. 25: Missouri,
            St. Louis County,
            St. Louis City VI
Vol. 26: Northwest Ohio
Vol. 27: Ohio (Toledo)
Vol. 28: Northeast Ohio
Vol. 29 and 30
Shelf at the Sacramento FamilySearch Library.
Click on the image for a larger view:
This project has been funded by Brigham Young University and some private donors. Unfortunately, said funding has lapsed beginning 2016. So last year SGGS provided a donation to help sustain their 2016 operation and appealed to readers of Der Blumenbaum to do the same. Click here to view a thank-you from the project staff. As volumes became available, SGGS has been purchasing one of each for the Sacramento FamilySearch Library (on Eastern Ave).
For SGGS members, more information can be found on page 11 of your July 2015 issue of Der Blumenbaum. But the donation instructions in that article turned out to be incorrect. If you would like to make a personal donation to this project, mail a check payable to "Religious Education BYU" to the following address. Be sure to also mention you're donating to the GIARC project.
Prof. Roger P. Minert
Provo, UT 84602-5669
Some GIACR volumes are sold by SGGS at its meetings. Online sources follow.
Click here for Family Roots Publishing (expected to be the new supplier).

Upcoming Events
Aug 29